Just been trimming my girls, and a couple of them, Spot in particular, has something funky going on with her feet. She's been lame on and off on one front leg, but I chalked it up to a bruise because Vanity hit her pretty hard a few weeks ago. Well, when I trimmed her feet, the hoof wall (the hard bit round the outside) has separated from the sole (the rubbery inner bit). It is quite a big hole, and its on the outside toe of both front feet, back feet are fine. Two other does had a much smaller degree of this, and by trimming away the long horn, by the time it was level to the sole, there was no hole/separation. Spot is a different story, the hole goes almost all the way up to the coronet. I've trimmed the horn back in line with the sole, and trimmed the sole down a bit, but there is still this huge gaping hole. And I'm at a loss - what do I do with it?? The hooves themselves look healthy, not mucky, oozy, flaky or anything. The skin between the toes is healthy. They have a smell - but I've always thought that hooves smelt a bit, and these dont smell any more than normal, to me. But maybe I'm weird. I'll take a picture, I'm just eating lunch then I will get out there and get a picture for you.